Hurtigruten, the largest cruise operator above the Arctic Circle, has suspended operations through 28APR.
“We care about our role in the global society. That is why we are now taking these monumental steps to follow up on our continued commitment to take all appropriate actions to combat the spread of COID-19,” says Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Hurtigruten.
Hurtigruten’s expedition cruise operations are paused until 28APR, while the daily cruises from Bergen to Kirkenes along the coast of Norway are suspended through 19APR, the company informs.
Only two of Hurtigruten’s 19 ships will continue to sail.
“In cooperation with the Norwegian government, we will deploy two of our ships in an amended domestic schedule, bringing critical supplies and good to local communities on the Norwegian coast at this time of crisis,” Skjeldam tells.
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